New blue light tech at Albany Med helps fight bladder cancer | WNYT.com

New blue light tech at Albany Med helps fight bladder cancer

WNYT Staff
Created: December 29, 2021 08:33 PM

Albany Med is shining the light on a powerful new weapon in the fight against bladder cancer.

The tool helps doctors locate new tumors, which are a recurring problem with this cancer.

The tumors can be small and difficult for doctors to see when they're developing.

The technology uses blue light, which highlights the tumors, causing them to glow pink, so doctors can easily see and treat them.

Next year, the American Cancer Society estimates there will be more than 80,000 new cases of bladder cancer, with more than 17,000 deaths as a result.

Learn more about how the technology will help treat patients with bladder cancer, by watching the video.


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